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Experiments Show 'Gene Drive' Technique Could Wipe Out Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes

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Within 7 to 11 generations, a plague is removed.

Monday, Sep 24

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Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit

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(Reuters) - A former Facebook contract employee has lodged a suit against the company, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the…

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

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Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction. In experiments with the species Anopheles…

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Prince George Pulled Some Classic Hammy Moves at Another Fancy Wedding

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He pulled some very playful moves captured by cameras

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Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique

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The researchers, whose work was published on Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology, managed to eliminate the population in less than 11 generations, suggesting the technique could in future be used to control the spread of malaria, a…

Implant helps paralysed man walk again

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Five years after he was paralysed in a snowmobile accident, a man in the US has learned to walk again aided by an electrical implant, in a potential breakthrough for spinal injury sufferers. A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic in…

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Wells Fargo Bullish On Applied Genetic Technologies Ahead Of Program Update

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The bullish case for Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: AGTC ), a nano-cap biotech conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus-based gene therapies, can be made on the basis of an ...

A bright, lively minestrone can be made with a slow cooker

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Creating anything garden-fresh in a slow cooker is a tall order, but we were willing to try to beat the odds and develop a recipe for a bright, lively tasting minestrone that married a flavorful tomato broth with fresh vegetables, beans,…

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AstraZeneca diabetes drug cuts heart risks in major study

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Diabetics are at increased risk of heart problems, making the cardiovascular (CV) profile of medicines to treat the condition an important focus for doctors and patients. In the 17,000-patient trial known as Declare, patients on Farxiga…

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Boston Scientific's drug-coated stent gets FDA approval

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The medical device maker intends to launch Eluvia in the fourth quarter, Jeff Mirviss, president of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions division, told Reuters. Eluvia, approved in Europe since 2016, targets the 8.5 million people…

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Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Performs Wing Implanting for Injured Birds

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Innovative vets at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in Queensland have performed wing transplants on wild birds that have damaged their flight feathers.

Sunday, Sep 23

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WHO: Alcohol Consumption Responsible For 1 in 20 Deaths Globally Each Year

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Most people know drinking isn't good for them, but they may not know just how bad it is. In fact, alcohol consumption is responsible for one in 20 deaths globally each year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released…

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Meghan reveals 'something blue' she wore at royal wedding

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LONDON (AP) — It's an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed at least part of that when she married Prince Harry.

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A Woman's Swollen Pinky Finger Turned Out to Be a Rare Deadly Infection

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You wouldn't think that a swollen pinky finger should warrant much worry. But for one woman in California, it turned out to be a sign of a rare manifestation of tuberculosis, according to a new report on the case, published in the New…

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FDA warns about pet flea and tick treatments that could cause seizures

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The FDA says the drugs are safe to use for most animals, but it recommends pet owners talk to their veterinarian and review their pet's medical history.

Saturday, Sep 22

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U.N.: Excessive Drinking Killed Over 3 Million People Worldwide in 2016

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237 million men and 46 million women reportedly faced alcohol problems

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Scientists Take Major Step Towards Making Babies From Skin Cells

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Oogonia aren't human eggs, but they're close.

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Removing ‘zombie cells’ in the brain could help battle the effects of dementia

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Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have demonstrated how the removal of so-called "zombie cells" can help reverse the effects of dementia-style cognitive decline in mice. Here's what they did.

This Psychological Theory Explains Why Some People Act More Like Their Zodiac Sign

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A 1994 study, conducted by psychology professor Jan J.F. van Rooij, may suggest as much. In a nutshell, the study tested whether people born under “positive” Zodiac signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius — aka all fire…

Friday, Sep 21

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Scientists Find Ecstasy Makes Octopuses 'Gentle and Cuddly'

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Would you like to cuddle an octopus? Turns out, all those tentacles really are great for hugging. At least, that is, when the party gets going.

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The Off-Menu Starbucks Drinks You Never Knew You Could Order

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Imagine going to McDonald's and not seeing a Big Mac on the menu. That'd be

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Researchers Gave Octopuses Ecstasy, and Here's What Happened Next

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Researchers Gave Octopuses Ecstasy, and Here's What Happened Next

Thursday, Sep 20

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Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

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NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

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Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuses And Are Astounded By What Happened Next

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A couple of scientists have taken MDMA out of the clubs and into the aquarium

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Octopuses Take Ecstasy for Science and Become More Social Creatures

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Researchers let these solitary creatures try MDMA. For science.

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Deciphering how memory works in the brain – at the level of individual cells

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A new study offers an explanation as to how we remember events by forming mental images.

Sandalwood could be a cure for baldness after 'amazing' new research

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Hair loss can be a big strain on anyone's confidence, but sadly, years of research have failed to find a an effective cure. But that could all be about to change. Scientists believe they could be on the cusp of finding a treatment for…